QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)


This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of  pediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies which can arise when looking after children.


Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Award in Pediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children and/or babies. This qualification fulfills Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within the Child Care Register Guide).


Course Overview

Over a 2 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of pediatric first aid situations, including: assessing an emergency situation, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.